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Welcome to Ardean Aafedt Stadium

in Williston, North Dakota!


          The City of Williston is nestled in the Northwest Corner of North Dakota, Located 60 miles from the Canadian border and 18 miles from the Montana Border.  Williston is commonly known as the “Western Star” and is rich in western heritage.  Williston was one of the stopping points during the famed expedition of Lewis & Clark. Williston also is the home of the famous Fort Union Trading Post and the Confluence (where the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers meet).

          Williston has a population today of around 35,000 and that increases daily with the Oil Boom in the Bakken Formation, in which Williston is the center of the hub for this historical Oil Boom.  The Williston Boys Baseball Committee, Williston Parks & Recreation District, and the residents of our fine community are very anxious for your arrival. We all are prepared to show you why Williston and North Dakota is truly one of the “hidden treasures” of the United States.

          Western North Dakota is experiencing a huge population growth due to the Oil Boom and our main industries are Energy and Agriculture.  Upon your visit to our fine state, you will see firsthand the oil boom and all the oil wells, our busy farms that produce a lot of the foods we all eat on a daily basis.  In addition to the Energy and Agriculture, Williston and Western North Dakota is an outdoorsman dream. We have a large amount of Wildlife. We boast about the finest deer hunting you will find in the region along with the best game bird hunting regions in the entire United States.

          Lake Sakakawea, located 16 miles east of Williston is the largest man-made lake in the country, is regarded as one of the premier walleye fishing lakes in the world.  We encourage all of our visitors to this year’s World Series to take advantage of all of our “regional wonders”.  You will see why we are so proud to call North Dakota home!

          Ardean Aafedt Stadium is regarded as one of the finest amateur baseball facilities in the United States. Built in the early 1950’s, the stadium has hosted numerous district, state, regional and national tournaments in both Babe Ruth Baseball and American Legion Baseball. The Williston Boys Baseball Committee, Williston Parks & Recreation District and the City of Williston previously hosted the 1980, 2003, 2013 AND 2016 Babe Ruth World Series at Aafedt Stadium. All four of them were a huge success for all our visitors and our community!

          Upon entering Aafedt Stadium, you will find a baseball diamond perfectly manicured. The Boys Baseball Committee and Parks & Recreation have taken great pride in keeping the facility updated and ready to host teams from around the country.  You will feel like you are in a professional ballpark when you visit Aafedt Stadium.  Aafedt Stadium is the “Pride of Williston”.

          After you have the opportunity to experience our tournament, facilities, region and community, you will understand why Williston is called the “HOME OF NORTH DAKOTA BABE RUTH BASEBALL”!








*Photo credits:  Laura Lundlum Photography

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